New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings
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New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings

The exhibition Blazing Grace was a reflection on the First Gulf War, 1990 to 1991, and the wider effects of its military action in the Middle East. Part of an ongoing collaboration between the Iranian painter Shahram Karimi and his childhood friend video artist Shoja Azari – both regular collaborators with artist Shirin Neshat, the … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show  – Dissolving Self

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Dissolving Self

Iranian-Canadian media artist and director, Maziar Ghaderi discusses his artistic practice, Playformance: the unique synthesis of performance art and interactive technologies . Ghaderi visited the UAE this month for the International Symposium on Electronic Art, where he showcased, Dissolving Self: an interactive dance performance that translates movement to stellar visualizations inspired by Rumi’s mystic poetry. … Continue reading

April Radio Shows
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April Radio Shows

Shows times are now live Fridays 7.30pm, repeating Wednesdays 1.30pm GMT Listen on 104.4FM on your radio dial in London, everywhere else. FORTHCOMING (all repeated the following Wed at 1.30pm) Friday April 12th The first arts prize dedicated to photography and sustainability, the Prix Pictet is now on show in Istanbul. Adele Fletcher speaks … Continue reading

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Free New Year Event, March 23rd, National Portrait Gallery

March 23rd we celebrate Persian New Year with a free event at the National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H OHE. Persian New Year happens at the Spring Equinox, the start of Spring (when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is runs parallel to the Sun and day and night are equal lengths). There will … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Photography – 12th & 18th December

Omid Salehi “My Car is My Love” series Highlights of a conversation between writer Malu Halasa with curator Rose Issa at the National Portrait Gallery December 2011. “Documentary portrayals of reality can threaten the preferred narratives of authoritarian religious regimes […] and can also thwart Western misconceptions.”  From the pamphlet by Malu Halasa Alternative Histories … Continue reading